Abdominal cocoon with imaging findings : Importance of radiology


Aslan A. , Karagoz V., Inan I., Sagiroglu J., Acar M.

ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA, vol.78, no.3, pp.346-347, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.346-347

Abstract

Abdominal cocoon is a rare disease characterized by a thick fibrous membrane surrounding and compressing the small intestines completely or partially, which results in mechanical small bowel obstruction. The clinical findings of the disease include recurrent ileus and subileus episodes, colicky abdominal pain, weight loss, and abdominal distension. The etiology and pathogenesis of abdominal cocoon is not clearly defined. Detection of the disease is essential for accurate treatment. Imaging modalities come into prominence due to the nonspecific clinical findings of the disease.